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News 2006

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Dean Named to Endowed Chair
Dr. Carl A Stockton has been awarded the Houston Endowment Endowed Chair in Education. The endowed chair is funded as part of a $2 million gift from the Houston Endowment, Inc. the largest private philantropic foundation in Texas.

School of Education Continued Growth
This year's "Coming of Age" theme especially fits the School of Education where growth in students, faculty and programs over the past 15 years has come with an expanding reputation for professional quality.

School of Education Host International Speaker
Dr. Rainer Enrique Hamel will speak on the significance of Spanish as a language of global communication and the importance of cultural diversity and bilingual education on Thursday, Nov. 9. He is on campus as part of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series hosted by the  School of Education.

UTB One Step Closer to Having its First Doctorate Degree  
At their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System gave approval for the School of Education to move forward in its plans to implement a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in bilingual education.

Public Invited to Groundbreaking for New Recreation, Education and Kinesiology Center
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking for the new Recreation, Education and Kinesiology Center on Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m.  

UTB Breaks ground for new Recreation, Education and Kinesiology Center  
University officials, students and community members kicked-off the construction of the new Recreation, Education and Kinesiology (REK) Center, on Tuesday, August 22 with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Garza to Speak at Early Childhood Educators Event 
Brownsville native Norma Garza, who also serves as senior adviser to U.S. Department of Education Secretary  will be the guest speaker at a “Setting the Stage For Children’s Education” orientation on Saturday, July 22 at the ITEC Campus on Mexico Boulevard.

Student Teachers Increase Passing Rates on TExES Test 
The passing rate for  education students taking the teachers certification test has increased to 97 percent, an apparent indication that the School of Education is producing quality teachers for the school districts.

New Grants Available for Eligible UTB Undergraduate Students Beginning this fall. there will be two new grant programs available to UTB undergraduate students from the U. S. Department of Education. The new grant programs are the Academic Competitiveness Grant and the S.M.A.R.T. Grant (Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent), which eligible students can apply for.

Early Childhood Center Receives First-Ever National Accreditation
The Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center has earned its first-ever accreditation from the National Association for Education of Young Children- the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

University One Step Closer to Offer Doctorate Degree
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board gave approval on Thursday, January 26 for  the administration to move forward to implement a doctorate in curriculum and instruction.

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